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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #250 on: March 03, 2016, 16:47:32 »
Not at all.  Letters are allowed and much appreciated - as are boxes of homemade cookies...
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #251 on: March 03, 2016, 17:18:06 »
And always, always, always include several photographs that you would never in a million years expect to be shared with coursemates. Those, too, are always appreciated.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #252 on: March 03, 2016, 17:19:17 »
That's what SnapChat is for.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #253 on: March 03, 2016, 18:07:07 »
And always, always, always include several photographs that you would never in a million years expect to be shared with coursemates. Those, too, are always appreciated.

Yes, and send duplicates in case they get distributed or posted lost or damaged!
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #254 on: March 04, 2016, 10:16:12 »
The School Staff are always happy to keep those lovely letters flowing to the students to keep their morale up.      :facepalm:

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #255 on: March 04, 2016, 10:58:33 »
My nephew just graduated from his recruit course.  A few of the candidates had photos of his girlfriend in the required-to-fill picture frame on their desks.   ;D

You'll find today that more people are accustomed to email, but nothing beats receiving a physical letter in the mail.  Packages may also be opened in the presence of course staff to ensure nothing is coming in that shouldn't be coming in.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #256 on: February 16, 2017, 01:22:51 »
Hi there,
I want to send a care package to my partner who's currently in Montreal for basic training.
May I know if snacks are allowed or would they be confiscated?
Thanks so much in advanced!

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #257 on: February 16, 2017, 02:55:43 »
The snacks would most likely be shared with the entire platoon right after receiving the package, as it is very team orientated. If this isn't the case, it will most likely be placed into civvie lockup until they're on their weekends. In my experience, I'd suggest just sending toonies or something for the vending machines as those can get pretty rare or you could risk putting a 20 in a machine and not getting anything back lol.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #258 on: February 16, 2017, 03:14:49 »
Hi there,
I want to send a care package to my partner who's currently in Montreal for basic training.
May I know if snacks are allowed or would they be confiscated?
Thanks so much in advanced!

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They'll have to earn those snacks, usually through push ups and only then will they get them if there is enough for everyone.

Don't send anything with high sugar or fat content. The healthier the better.

Probably best to just send them a card, a letter, something a little more personal and will help their morale rather than their stomach... They're well taken care of out there. That's just my opinion though.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #259 on: February 16, 2017, 08:25:40 »
For reference, perhaps,

Care package for partner in bmq 

will be merged with,

Care Package Superthread- Merged 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=35935.200
9 pages.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #260 on: February 16, 2017, 10:47:06 »
For reference, perhaps,

Care package for partner in bmq 

will be merged with,

Care Package Superthread- Merged 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=35935.200
9 pages.
For this one, I'm merging it with other BMQ care package posts only because the needs in BMQ are quite different to the needs of those overseas/deployed.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #261 on: February 16, 2017, 13:48:54 »
They'll have to earn those snacks, usually through push ups and only then will they get them if there is enough for everyone.

Don't send anything with high sugar or fat content. The healthier the better.

Probably best to just send them a card, a letter, something a little more personal and will help their morale rather than their stomach... They're well taken care of out there. That's just my opinion though.
Thanks for the suggestion! Is it okay to send him pills like Tylenol/Advil?

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #262 on: February 16, 2017, 13:50:14 »
The snacks would most likely be shared with the entire platoon right after receiving the package, as it is very team orientated. If this isn't the case, it will most likely be placed into civvie lockup until they're on their weekends. In my experience, I'd suggest just sending toonies or something for the vending machines as those can get pretty rare or you could risk putting a 20 in a machine and not getting anything back lol.
Thanks for the suggestions! I didn't know there were vending machines available. Also, is it okay to send him pills like Tylenol/Advil?

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #264 on: February 16, 2017, 16:30:25 »
Thanks for the suggestions! I didn't know there were vending machines available. Also, is it okay to send him pills like Tylenol/Advil?

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Shouldn't be an issue as long as they are sealed. If they're opened, they will be confiscated as Staff cannot determine the true substance.
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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #265 on: February 18, 2017, 17:07:03 »
Shouldn't be an issue as long as they are sealed. If they're opened, they will be confiscated as Staff cannot determine the true substance.
I'm sending the package soon. Thanks so much for the advice!

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #266 on: September 01, 2019, 21:35:40 »
My son is at Saint Jean right now. I am wondering what if anything can I send him in a care package.

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Re: Mail and care packages sent to BMQ / BMOQ
« Reply #267 on: September 01, 2019, 21:47:57 »
My son is at Saint Jean right now. I am wondering what if anything can I send him in a care package.

For reference to the discussion,

Care Package Superthread- Merged 
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=35935.0
9 pages.

BMQ / BMOQ - Mail, Care Packages ect... [MERGED]
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=29576.50
3 pages.